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World's heaviest pumpkin unveiled in New York

22 October 2010 Last updated at 16:25 BST

A giant pumpkin grown by a farmer in the US state of Wisconsin has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the world's heaviest.

The gourd, which weighs 1810.5lb (821.24 kg) is 85lb (38.56kg) heavier than the previous record holding pumpkin grown in Ohio last year.

The pumpkin will be on public display at the Bronx Botanical Gardens in New York until Halloween.

Chris Stevens, who grew the pumpkin said the secret was "good seed" and "good soil".